Location device policy

You create location device policies in XenMobile to enforce geographic boundaries. When users breach the defined boundary, also called a geofence, XenMobile can perform certain actions. For example, you can configure the policy to issue a warning message to users when they breach the defined perimeter. You can also configure the policy to wipe users’ corporate data when they breach a perimeter, right away or after a delay. For information about security actions, such as enabling tracking and locating a device, see Security actions.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

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  • Location timeout: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Seconds or Minutes to set how often XenMobile attempts to fix the device’s location. Valid values are 60-900 seconds or 1-15 minutes. The default is 1 minute.
  • Tracking duration: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Hours or Minutes to set how long XenMobile tracks the device. Valid values are 1-6 hours or 10-360 minutes. The default is 6 hours.
  • Accuracy: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Meters, Feet, or Yards to set how close to a device XenMobile tracks the device. Valid values are 10-5000 yards or meters, or 30-15000 feet. The default is 328 feet.
  • Report if Location Services are disabled: Select whether the device sends a report to XenMobile when GPS is disabled. The default is Off.
  • Geofencing

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When you enable Geofencing, configure these settings:

  • Radius: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click the units to be used to measure the radius. The default is 16,400 feet. Valid values for radius are:
    • 164-164000 feet
    • 50-50000 meters
    • 54-54680 yards
    • 1-31 miles
  • Center point latitude: Type a latitude, such as 37.787454, to define the geofence center point’s latitude.
  • Center point longitude: Type a longitude, such as 122.402952, to define the geofence center point’s longitude.
  • Warn user on perimeter breach: Select whether to issue a warning message when users breach the defined perimeter. The default is Off. No connection to XenMobile is required to display the warning message.
  • Wipe corporate data on perimeter breach: Select whether to wipe users’ devices when they breach the perimeter. The default is Off. When you enable this option, the Delay on local wipe field appears.
    • Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Seconds or Minutes to set the length of time to delay before wiping corporate data from users’ devices. This gives users an opportunity to return to the allowed location before XenMobile selectively wipes their devices. The default is 0 seconds.

Android settings

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  • Poll interval: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Minutes or Hours, or Days to set how often XenMobile attempts to fix the device’s location. Valid values are 1-1440 minutes, 1-24 hours, or any number of days. The default is 10 minutes. Setting this value to less than 10 minutes may adversely affect the device’s battery life.
  • Report if Location Services are disabled: Select whether the device sends a report to XenMobile when GPS is disabled. The default is Off.
  • Geofencing

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When you enable Geofencing, configure these settings:

  • Radius: Type a numeral and then, in the list, click the units to be used to measure the radius. The default is 16,400 feet. Valid values for radius are:
    • 164-164000 feet
    • 1-50 kilometers
    • 50-50000 meters
    • 54-54680 yards
    • 1-31 miles
  • Center point latitude: Type a latitude, such as 37.787454, to define the geofence center point’s latitude.
  • Center point longitude: Type a longitude, such as 122.402952, to define the geofence center point’s longitude.
  • Warn user on perimeter breach: Select whether to issue a warning message when users breach the defined perimeter. The default is Off. No connection to XenMobile is required to display the warning message.
  • Device connects to XenMobile for policy refresh: Select one of the following options for when users breach the perimeter:
    • Perform no action on perimeter breach: Do nothing. This is the default.
    • Wipe corporate data on perimeter breach: Wipe corporate data after a specified length of time. When you enable this option, the Delay on local wipe field appears.
      • Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Seconds or Minutes to set the length of time to delay before wiping corporate data from users’ devices. This gives users an opportunity to return to the allowed location before XenMobile selectively wipes their devices. The default is 0 seconds.
    • Delay on lock: Lock users’ devices after a specified length of time. When you enable this option, the Delay on lock field appears.
      • Type a numeral and then, in the list, click Seconds or Minutes to set the length of time to delay before locking users’ devices. This gives users an opportunity to return to the allowed location before XenMobile locks their devices. The default is 0 seconds.

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